Publishing During Candidature

Publishing during candidature may be useful for a number of reasons:

  • Provides useful peer review feedback
  • Thesis markers may look more favourably on work that has already been peer-reviewed and published
  • Your name becomes visible and marks your territory in the academic community
  • Looks impressive on your CV when applying for academic/research positions and grants

Tips for Publishing During Candidature

  • Present at conferences and convert your paper into a journal article (must alter paper by more than 50% or not publish in proceedings)
  • Publish book reviews
  • Target postgraduate journals
  • Adapt discrete chapters which are easily contextualised. Remember a journal audience is different from a thesis audience and adapt accordingly. Avoid over referencing.
  • Collaborate with established researchers (such as your supervisor) if appropriate

For further assistance please contact your School Librarian.